Longfellow Students Win as Virginia Science Champs
They compete in national competition in April
Longfellow Middle School shared the following good news about their students:
Longfellow Middle School Science Bowl Team DID IT AGAIN!!
Longfellow will represent Virginia at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl Competition April 26-30, 2012
On Saturday, March 3, 2012, five 8th grade students from Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, VA, won the Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl Competition sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), held at the Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA.
The same five students competed together last year as 7th graders and won 5th place at Nationals. Science Bowl, launched by the DOE in 1991 for High School students and 2002 for Middle School students, is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and math in a fast-paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy.
Along with a large trophy, the undefeated Longfellow team brought back the top prize of $750 for Longfellow science and math programs.
The students, Ross Dempsey, Ryan Golant, Kunal Naik, Keaton Lee, and Tarun Kamath, accompanied by their coach/teacher sponsor, Jim Bradford, will be representing Virginia at the four day national competition held in Washington, DC April 26-30.
In addition to the academic competition at Nationals the students will also be competing in a lithium-ion battery-powered model car challenge where they will design, build, and race their model car. According to the agenda for the event, either President Obama or the Head of the Department of Energy will be the keynote speaker for the award ceremony, which will be held at the National Building Museum on Monday, April 30.
For more information, visit the DOE Science Bowl.